Public programme information

This congress assembles selected citizens of this "micronation" for the first time, in order to discuss the state and its future. It represents a materialisation of the previously virtual "NSK State in Time" which until now has primarily been understood as an art project. Over three days, some 60 "delegates", commentators and observers will meet at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt to discuss the possible further development of the NSK State in Time.

Accompanying the private daytime debates there will be an evening programme open to the public including a seminar addressing the questions raised during the Congress. The first evening of the Congress will see the opening of the exhibition "NSK Folk Art". This is art produced in the style of or referring to NSK by individuals and groups from around the world. A first selection of NSK Folk Art was recently presented by IRWIN at the Taipei Biennale. The Berlin exhibition will show for the first time over 60 artworks from the NSK State in Time collection. In addition, film screenings over two evenings will present an interesting selection of extracts from the work of NSK plus related subjects. The event will close with a public party with DJs and live performers including NSK citizens. There will also be an NSK Passport Office open each evening.

Thursday 21st October, Public Programme starts at:

19.00 Exhibition Opening and Drinks Reception (Corridor outside Theatre Room)
- Opening speech by Peter Mlakar (NSK)
- Introduction to Volk Art & the exhibition by Alexei Monroe.

20.30 - 23.00 NSK Vision Film Programme Part 1 (Theatre room)
- Sarajevo Passport Holders (Filmed by Esben Hansen, edited by IRWIN/Nordcross, 2008)
- Peter Mlakar Speeches from Corridor
- Taipei Passport Holders (Filmed and edited by Maggie Liao/Po-Ying Chu, 2008)
- Predictions of Fire (Dir. Michael Benson 1995)

Friday 22nd October, Public Programme starts at:

Moderated by Alexei Monroe

18.00 Public Seminar (Theatre Room)
- Inke Arns - The Nigerian Connection - NSK passports as escape and entry vehicles
- Kostis Stafylakis & Yannis Stavrakakis - States of Enjoyment: questioning the global art field with NSK
- Viktor Misiano - NSK Embassy Moscow and the past and future of the State

21.30 - 23.30 NSK Vision Film Programme Part 2 (Theatre room)
- Nigerian Passport Holders
- Report from Transnacionala (Dir. Michael Benson 1996)
- Berlin Passport Holders (Filmed by Esben Hansen, edited by IRWIN/Nordcross, 2008)
- Winstanley (Dir. Kevin Brownlow)

Saturday 23rd October, Public Programme starts at:

21.30 Closing Party (Cafe global)
DJs: Le Chiffre, Kriegslok, Avi Pitchon

Live Acts:
- Anat Ben-David
- Lillevan & Codex Europa
- Patenbrigade Wolff

- Avi Pitchon
- Kriegslok
- Le Chiffre
- Codex Europa

Entrance fees: exhibitions and closing party are free, Seminars and films €5 each or €3 concessions.
First NSK Citizens' Congress

21-23 October 2010
At the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin-Tiergarten
Organised by NSK State in Time  

Initiated, co-produced: IRWIN
Concept/programme coordinator: Dr. Alexei Monroe
Concept/online coordination: Haris Hararis
Production: sauerbrey | raabe . buro fur kulturelle angelegenheiten
Curators of the exhibitions: IRWIN, Haris Hararis, NSKSTATE.COM